Somerville: Pink Dogwoods Form Canopy Over Elm Avenue in Historic New Cemetery

May 8, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the  quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway.

It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final resting place of relatives and notable citizens of the borough, but it stands out from the ...

Treat Mom to a Mother's Day Horseback Ride - No Experience Required

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable will host the annual Mother’s Day Horseback Ride on Sunday, May 13 on the scenic trails of Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Ave.

Check-in time is 10 a.m.; the ride begins at 10:30 a.m.

Registration forms are available in the Stable office and on the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable website at www.flss.org.  The fee for ...

Help Wanted: Somerset County Park Commission is Hiring

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission has seasonal job openings throughout the park system.

Maintenance workers are needed at North Branch Park in Bridgewater; Duke Island Park in Bridgewater; Skillman Park in Skillman; Torpey Athletic Complex in Bridgewater; Mountain View Park in Hillsborough; Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge; and East County Park in ...

Flower and Landscape Photography Workshop May 8 at Buck Garden

FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden has scheduled a “Flower & Landscape Photography Workshop” on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road.

Professional photographer Brien Szabo will be the instructor.

The workshop, designed for beginner and intermediate digital and film photographers, ...

Paddle Boat Flotilla Launches May 5 at Colonial Park

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP –The Somerset County Park Commission award-winning golf putting course and the paddle boats on Powder Mill Pond at Colonial Park in Franklin Township will open for the season on Saturday, May 5.

The Colonial Park putting course offers the player gardens and natural landscaping rather than the amusements found at traditional miniature golf courses. Designed over a ...

Somerville: Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Clean-up and Planting Projects


SOMERVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are needed for a variety of clean-up projects beginning Saturday, April 21 including clean-up along the Peter Brook and planting of seedlings on Sunday, April 22.

The projects coincide with the national celebration of Earth Day.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Somerville High School parking lot on Davenport Street. Teams will set ...

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